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MInister Elsworth Johnson call on the Governor General - Aug 14, 2019 - 2:00:28 PM

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The Hon. Elsworth Johnson, Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration (left) paid a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, August 12, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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PHA mourns passing of Dr. Katrice Maycock, Senior House Officer, GBHS - Aug 14, 2019 - 1:54:50 PM

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The Public Hospitals Authority is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Katrice Maycock, Senior House Officer at the Grand Bahama Health Services (GBHS). Dr. Maycock, joined the Obstetrics and Gynaecology team of the Rand Memorial Hospital on July 4th, 2018, one year after graduating from medical school at the University of the West Indies.  Dr. Maycock was a committed professional and her contribution to health services will indeed be missed. 

We offer our heartfelt condolences and prayers to her family and friends...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Florida’s Hot 105 Radio Live Remote Broadcast from Freeport Highlights Bahamas Junkanoo Summer Fest - Aug 14, 2019 - 10:18:28 AM

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The Islands Of The Bahamas recently partnered with the Wiggins Agency in South Florida to host a live remote broadcast from Freeport, Grand Bahama with S Florida’s Hot 105 FM’S on air personality, James T. Also partnering in the promotion was Bahamasair, the national flag carrier of The Bahamas, who recently increased its air loads to Grand Bahama including jet service from Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

The remote promoted summertime fun in Freeport including the Annual Bahamas Junkanoo Summer Festival.

The broadcast back to S. Florida radio listeners, took place Saturday from the Pavilion of Freeport’s Grand Lucayan Resort Lighthouse Point.  The lineup of on-air guests included a cross section of Grand Bahama Island tourism stakeholders...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
MOEH Plastic Ban Legislation - Available for public comments - Aug 13, 2019 - 4:40:22 PM

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It's Official

The Environmental Protection Bill for the upcoming 2020 Ban is live on our website.

Visit: plasticfree242.com/resources...
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The Governor General Hosts the Prime Minister and Cabinet to Official Luncheon - Aug 13, 2019 - 4:08:59 PM

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Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith hosted the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers to an Official Luncheon at Government House on August 13, 2019.  In photo taken at the event, the Governor General is pictured seated, centre, with the Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, centre left, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest, centre right.  Also seated, from left: Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames, Minister of Education the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Public Works the Hon. Desmond Bannister....
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Justice Vera Watkins sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court - Aug 13, 2019 - 2:55:27 PM

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The Hon. Mme Justice Vera Watkins was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House on Saturday, August 10, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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St. Martin book recommended in the USA; Caribbean Counterpoint - Aug 13, 2019 - 10:30:04 AM

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The USA booklist from California’s Small Press Distribution (SPD) includes a new book published in St. Martin: Caribbean Counterpoint: The Aesthetics of Salt in Lasana Sekou by Sara Florian, PhD.

Each month, SPD recommends its top 20 books, mostly from US independent presses. The selected titles are promoted nationwide to readers, book buyers...
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BISX Quarterly Statistical Report - Aug 12, 2019 - 5:15:49 PM

BISX is pleased to announce its BISX All-Share Index and trading statistics for the six-month period ending June 28, 2019 with comparison to the same period of 2018.

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX

For the six-month period ending June 28, 2019 the BISX All-Share Index closed at 2,160.46...
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Gender and Family Affairs increases staffing - Aug 12, 2019 - 5:00:40 PM

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Officials at the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development have tripled the staff complement at the Department of Gender and Family Affairs within the past year from three to ten staff members in order to meet the Department’s expanding role.

The new additions include: Retired Superintendent of Police, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Mrs. Elaine Sands, a Gender-based Violence Expert; Ms. Vechenda Roberts, Public Education Officer; Miss Alicia Rolle, Gender Programme Officer, whose concentration is in international conventions...
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Albany, NY Students call on the Governor General - Aug 12, 2019 - 4:20:11 PM

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Albany, New York, high school students paid a courtesy call upon Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, August 8, 2019.   

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Students Attending Canadian Schools call on the Governor General - Aug 12, 2019 - 4:00:17 PM

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Students attending various high schools and colleges in Canada paid a courtesy call on Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith at Government House, August 8, 2019.  The students were accompanied by Dr. Marie McDonald (seated third left).  

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
BPL CEO and CHAIR on state of generation in New Providence - Aug 12, 2019 - 2:45:28 PM

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press

First we wish to recognize that there exists a perception that our performance as it relates to communication has been not been what it should be. That is one aspect of the current situation that we must take 100 percent responsibility for...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Veteran Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Executive receives Coveted Apex Award in Hospitality and Tourism - Aug 12, 2019 - 12:02:41 PM

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Linville Johnson, a Sr. Executive of The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (BMOTA) has joined a privileged list. The group includes Tourism Ministers, Governors, CEO’s and Presidents of major national organizations and associations who are all among past recipients of the coveted Apex Award, presented annually by Black Meetings and Tourism Magazine.

Johnson, currently responsible for BMOTA’s Multi-Cultural Market development, was one of the recipients of the Award at the recent Annual gala culminating the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Prime Minister Minnis enjoys the 2019 Junkanoo Summer Festival - Aug 11, 2019 - 7:10:31 PM

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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis rushes with the Saxons Superstars at the 2019 Junkanoo Summer Festival at Arawak Cay, Saturday, August 10, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)...
News : Grand Bahama
Keep Grand Bahama Clean Sign Installation - Aug 9, 2019 - 5:35:15 PM

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The Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee (KGBC), along with some of its partnering members BNT, MOT, and Sanitation Services, installed a sign this past week on Coral Road to continue to spread awareness about the negative impacts of pollution and to encourage residents to be environmental stewards. The newly erected sign on Coral Road represents the ongoing campaign by KGBC to promote cleanliness and environmental awareness through eye-catching, engaging and humorous promotional signs posted around the island.

Olethea Gardiner, KGBC Co-Chairperson, narrated the start of this campaign, "the KGBC committee introduced the puppetry element into school presentations...
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Sports Talk Show Host call on the Governor General of The Bahamas - Aug 9, 2019 - 4:40:09 PM

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Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith (right) received a courtesy call from Carlos Mackey, CEO and Host of The Best of Sports World Television Show in the Drawing Room at Government House, Friday, August 9, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Preliminary Results Labour Force Survey - May 2019 - Aug 9, 2019 - 4:20:39 PM

Employment rose by 4,330 in May when compared to November 2018 and reached about 215,000 persons.  On a year-over-year basis, employment grew by 6,635 or 3.2%. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate dropped to 9.5%, down from 10.7% in November. 

Hightlights

Two of the three most populated islands that were surveyed experienced decreases in their unemployment rates...
News : International
Urgent multilateral climate action needed for security and wellbeing of Pacific islanders - Aug 9, 2019 - 3:37:59 PM

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It is an undisputable fact that Pacific islanders face an existential threat from climate change.
 
To a far more immediate degree than people living in most other parts of the world, inhabitants of low-lying atolls and archipelagos in the Pacific have to worry about losing their security and livelihoods, and even the very existence of the place they call home...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Gender and Family Affairs Hosts Key Workshop for Female Law Enforcement Officials - Aug 9, 2019 - 3:00:05 PM

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Female law enforcement officials from all ranks and across the government sector, were hosted to a one-day ‘Women, Peace and Security’ Workshop by staff of the Department of Gender and Family Affairs (DGFA), Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development.

The session was also attended by Ms. Maria Kelley, Executive Secretary, Secretariat, the National Commission for Persons with Disability. The Commission serves as an advocate for the community of persons with disabilities...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Two Students Make History by Receiving the All Bahamas Merit Scholar Award - Aug 9, 2019 - 2:59:13 PM

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For the first time in 25 years, two outstanding Bahamians have been recognized as All Bahamas Merit scholars.

The 2019 winners, Mahlia Neely, a graduate of Queen’s College High School and Dehron Smith, a graduate of Nassau Christian Academy, have received full scholarships valued at $140,000 to attend colleges abroad...

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